Ústí massacre

in Ústí nad Labem, Czechia



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Malá hradební 578/57, 400 01 Ústí nad Labem-město-Ústí nad Labem-centrum, Czechia
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N50° 39' 30" E14° 2' 30"   (50.658333333333, 14.041666666667)
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The Ústí massacre (Czech: Ústecký masakr, German: Massaker von Aussig) was a lynching of ethnic Germans in Ústí nad Labem (Aussig an der Elbe), a largely ethnic German city in northern Bohemia ("Sudetenland"), shortly after the end of World War II, on 31 July 1945. During the incident, at least 43 Germans were killed (confirmed body count) but the estimated numbers range from 80 to thousands of victims.
Intelligence officer and police commandant Bedřich Pokorný, who previously took part in the organisation of so called Brno death march in May 1945, has been sometimes accused of organizing this massacre towards the end of the Potsdam conference (17 July to 2 August 1945) after the government had halted such acts.
On 31 July 2005, the mayor of Ústí unveiled a memorial plaque on the bridge with the text "In the memory of victims of violence on 31 July 1945" (photographs).

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Ústí massacre

Address: Malá hradební 578/57, 400 01 Ústí nad Labem-město-Ústí nad Labem-centrum, Czechia
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